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PRIME THE PUMP

YOU MUST HAVE THE PUMP FULL OF WATER AFTER A PUMP REPAIR ! THIS IS CALLED PRIMING THE PUMP, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DAMAGE THE SHAFT SEAL, LEAK WATER IN THE MOTOR AND CAUSE EARLY MOTOR FAILURE .. JAY

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Our water level in our pool dropped over a foot overnight


Depending on the size of your pool that's allot of water, check your switching valve it might have a bad gasket OR if your pool has trees near it roots can break the plumbing
You will need to keep a eye on your pump now it may have ran dry and damaged the shaft seal, look for a wet spot under the pump if you see one the shaft seal MUST BE CHANGED ASAP. failure to do so will cause water to leak into the motor and damage the bearing and as a bonus the bad bearing will cause the motor to consume large amounts of electricity, easy fix. I only charge $20 to install a shaft seal,seal included "most pumps" (if u bring in pump) use only quality seal there are seals available on Ebay like these... please PRIME THE PUMP AFTER ANY PUMP REPAIR !
Jay the pool pump motor repair guy longwood fl 32750

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Dec 28, 2012 | Pool & Spa

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is amsf-6 a self priming pump??


most all pumps need to be primed the first time before use, and every time after a repair !! you fill up the tank with water (about 3 gallons?)first this gives the pump suction it needs to start pumping IF YOU don't prime it it will burn up the shaft seal (in just a few minutes) and it will be slow to start pumping or leak OR not pump at all. if you ran it dry you will need to replace the shaft seal, you can split the pump at the seal plate leave the plumbing portion hooked up and bring the motor att. to the seal plate to your local pool pump motor repair guy and have him replace the shaft seal ..BEST CHOICE $20 and ask him how 2 take better care of it (priceless )..hope this helps ... jay the pump repair guy in longwood fl

Jan 10, 2012 | Sta Rite Ds3hf 1.50 Hp Self Priming...

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leaking from underneath the machine


If the washer leaks all the time, check these: Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate. Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician. Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it.

Dec 31, 2010 | Hotpoint VBSR3100D Top Load Washer

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pump motor will not turn over without manual priming?


All pumps need to be primed. The Self-Priming pumps still require water in the basket.
If water is not staying in the plumbing system when it is turned off, then you have a leak in one of the o-rings or the shaft seal.

Sep 04, 2010 | Hayward 1 12 Hp Super Swimming Pool Pump...

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